High River

Mar 102017
 

High River Gun Grab a “blight” on retiring RCMP Commissioner’s long and storied career

BrianLilleyby Brian Lilley
Rebel Media

Bob Paulson is stepping down as the top cop at the RCMP. He served as Commissioner since November 2011, spent 32 years serving with the Mounties and before that, six years in the army. Anyone that serves their country for four decades has to be admired.

And while I have problems with Paulson over one major issue, the fact is that on other files, the force under his command has done some amazing work. Continue reading »

Oct 082014
 

Blanked out RCMP documents speak volumes

Lorne Gunterby Lorne Gunter
Edmonton Sun

It often helps to go over your research more than once. It helps, too, to have an extra set of eyes.

That’s the case with documents regarding last summer’s gun seizures in High River, Alberta, obtained from the RCMP through access to information.

To be fair, reams of documents have been released. Many are mundane. Plenty have large portions blanked out.

It’s easy to miss the significance of what isn’t there. Which is exactly what I and an independent firearms researcher did – we missed the importance of a blank column on a Mountie spreadsheet listing the firearms taken following last June’s flood. Continue reading »

Jul 072014
 

Withholding documents is only prolonging the agony

Dennis R. Youngby Dennis R. Young
RCMP (ret.)

In addition to their inept handling of the High River Gun Grab last June and July and over the last year, the RCMP have also demonstrated how not to handle a self-made public relations disaster.

Given the amount of media interviews the RCMP have offered up these last few days in the Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun, it would seem the Mounties have learned little and are worried about what will be in the final report when it is issued by the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP in August. The top brass are starting to sound a little desperate in their media interviews as the evidence piles up against the actions they took in High River. Continue reading »

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